Will long term use of a voltage converter damage electronics?
July 22, 2014 6:42 PM Subscribe
If I buy a portable region 2 DVD player and use it in the US with a plug adaptor and power converter, will that damage the electronics in the long run?
posted by Beti to Technology (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So I was in the UK last year and bought a pile of my favorite BBC shows on region 2 DVDs. My original plan was to buy an inexpensive region 2 portable DVD player there and bring it home. I don't quite remember what happened to that plan but I think it had to do with it needing a plug adaptor and a voltage converter. I may have also been thinking it would be simpler to use my old laptop and just leave it permanently on region 2.
That laptop is nearly dead and I haven't been able to find another way to watch my DVDs. We happen to be heading back to region 2 shortly. I was thinking about the DVD player/converter/ adaptor plan again.
I don't think there are any region 2 players made with US power in mind and I don't want to fool around with trying to find a region 1 player that maybe has a code that I can enter to maybe make it region-free or anything along those lines. And in any case, those that can be made region-free seem to be the counter-top plug-into-a-TV style and I'm looking for the small, portable type. I don't imagine I will ever watch anything other than region 1 or region 2 so I don't even need a region free player. I really just want a portable region 2 player but I'm concerned about adapting/converting the power supply.
Thanks for any advice/input!